In the midst of a trade war, can US SMUs still thrive in China?

If your company does business in China, or hopes to, you’ve probably been following the trade war rhetoric very closely. Tariffs. Retaliatory counter tariffs. Should you hit the pause button until this is sorted out? And how long will that take? There are no quick or easy answers, says Doug Barry, Director of Communications and Publications of the Washington, DC-based US-China Business Council (USCBC). “If they go to China to meet people, we can help set up those meetings and assist them in other ways,” says Barry. “If they have to establish an entity there, we can assist them with the registration processes, which have become easier over the years but still represent some challenges for a smaller company whose ownership and staff may not be fluent in Mandarin.”